Parliament Passes Right Of Children To Free And Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Indian Parliament passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools. The legislation is significant as it brings accountability in the elementary education system. 

The Bill seeks to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the “no-detention” policy in schools. Under the current provisions of the Act, no student can be detained up to class VIII. As per the amendment, it would be left to the states to decide whether to continue the no-detention policy.

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Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:

  • Minister of Human Resource Development: Prakash Javadekar.

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